The Japanese art of U-Min: Animatronic Breakdancing

woominEveryone knows that spaceships are really time machines and that aliens are clearly future humans traveling back from a post-apocalyptic world and altered by an evolution stemming from the side-effects of a nuclear holocaust.  The words “Asian” and “Alien” are strikingly similar and, with their advanced technology, along with the following footage, I finally feel that it’s safe to publicly assume that the Japanese race was originally sent back in time thousands of years ago to shape our technological futures and to create the ultimate dance machines.

U-Min (aka: Woomin) was a dance crew from Japan who’s name means “unknown”.  They have a strong foundation working with popping, the robot, and an “animation” dance style.  From my understanding, 2 of the members (pictured) had left the group to start a crew called U-Min No Kokoro (meaning “core” or “soul” of U-Min) but, last year, they appeared collectively in Missy Elliott’s ‘”Ching-A-Ling‘” video from the film Step Up 2: The Streets. Although the video features the crew dressed in homage to the Baseball Furies gang from the film The Warriors, it didn’t truly showcase what the crew was capable of.  I saw a video of them over a year ago, where they were performing on stage and it blew my mind.  I had planned to post it, but never got around to it.  Tonight I stumbled across another video from the group that triggered my memory; both are posted here.  Leave a comment and tell us what you think.  If you have any more info on the crew, feel free to drop that info here as well.


-Dead C

Dead C

Located in Seattle, Dead C is the founder/editor, as well as the principal writer and photographer, of Monster Fresh. Creating the site in 2007, he did so with a specific dream in mind. Unfortunately, being a muscle relaxer-fueled fever dream, it's hard to recall all of the details. "I remember that my mom was there, but it wasn't actually her in the dream, it was actually 70s heart throb, Jan Michael Vincent. And everything took place here, in this room... but it wasn't actually here... it was different. The colors were washed out and, for some reason, there was a raccoon kicking it with us and it was wearing a holographic monocle."

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